coming up on "early today", a massive winter storm brings snow and ice as northeast and mid-atlantic brace for a nasty morning commute. >> i can deal with snow all day long, but when it comes to freezing rain, i don't even want to touch it. meanwhile, snow games steal the show in the nfl. president obama and other world leaders begin making their way to south africa as preparations gear up for the memorial of nelson mandela. plus, more dead pilot whales in florida. the man who snoozed got trapped on a plane. and miley cyrus does the unthinkable to santa. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for monday, december 9th. good morning.